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Las Vegas product Carlo commits to NCAA D-II Franklin Pierce

May 30th, 2019

Vito Carlo left his Las Vegas home at the age of 17 to play junior hockey for the NA3HL’s Atlanta Capitals. Three years later, Carlo will be embracing a new home once again, having committed to play NCAA Division II hockey next season for Franklin Pierce University. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Franklin Pierce is located…

WSHL’s Thunderbirds hit ground running to prep for ’19-20 season

May 27th, 2019

When the Western States Hockey League (WSHL) approved the expansion Las Vegas Thunderbirds for the 2019-20 season in February, the new team has been very active in the months since the initial announcement. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE The team subsequently named Dave Hyrsky its first head coach and then signed its first player in Wisconsin…

Jr. Golden Knights’ 16U AA team brings Vegas USA Hockey national crown

May 7th, 2019

While the Vegas Golden Knights came up just short of a Stanley Cup championship last June, they may want to look at the area’s youngsters for motivation this year. Back on April 8 in Plano, Tex., the Jr. Golden Knights’ 16U AA team captured a USA Hockey national championship, winning the 1A division of the…

WSHL returning to Las Vegas with new Thunderbirds franchise

March 26th, 2019

Junior hockey is coming back to Nevada. Beginning with the 2019-20 season, the Las Vegas Thunderbirds will join the Western States Hockey League (WSHL), calling the SoBe Ice Arena its home rink. The Las Vegas Storm played in the WSHL during the 2014-15 season, while the Nevada Gamblers (1997-99) and Nevada Rattlers (2001-03) also called…

Vegas native Atchison learning, developing in WHL rookie season

February 25th, 2019

Last summer when the Spokane Chiefs signed Erik Atchison to a Western Hockey League (WHL) contract, Chiefs GM Scott Carter said the Las Vegas native impressed him at the team’s training camp to the point where signing the 2002 birth year was the only option. And now in the home stretch of the season, Atchison…

Nevada product Harris using ‘blazing speed’ at NCAA level

February 6th, 2019

The call of Minnesota’s Iron Range was too strong for Brendan Harris to resist. This despite the fact the sophomore center grew up in Nevada and spent six seasons playing youth hockey in California and junior hockey up the West Coast in Washington. Harris finds himself as a key cog on a Bemidji State team…

Jr. Golden Knights’ 12U AA team to play prestigious Quebec event

February 5th, 2019

The beat goes on for the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights’ 12U AA team. First, the squad won a regional Silver Stick championship in December (pictured). And recently, it was announced that the team will participate in the prestigious Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament from Feb. 13-24. This will mark the first time a Vegas Jr….

Faith Lutheran achieves Nevada high school hockey milestone

February 4th, 2019

History was made on Dec. 14 at City National Arena. That night, Faith Lutheran High School shut out the Utah Selects high school team 4-0 in front of a packed house at the Vegas Golden Knights’ practice facility. The team is coached by Pokey Reddick, a former pro player in Las Vegas and longtime youth…

Jr. Golden Knights’ 12U AA team makes history at Silver Sticks

January 21st, 2019

Last month, the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights’ 12U AA team etched its name in the history books by becoming the first Pee Wee team from the program to win an International Silver Stick regional championship. And the Jr. Golden Knights did it in their home state, capturing the title at the Las Vegas Ice Center….

Jr. Golden Knights’ Magdon battling cancer, wants back on ice

January 4th, 2019

Colin Magdon has battled hockey players on the ice, and he and his family are now in an even larger battle in fighting leukemia. Magdon was playing this season for the Vegas Jr. Golden Knights’ 8U team. “He is a happy, intelligent, energetic and respectful seven-year-old boy,” reads a post on the Jr. Golden Knights…